Global warming debate riddled with inaccuracies

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There are so many fallacies in the global warming argument that I'm not sure where to start.

Most global warming fanatics hang their hat on a 2003 study that showed 1998 to be the warmest year since 1932, so we absolutely need to do something now . But let's look at this study, assuming it was done correctly (not even this is a given).

If 1998 was the hottest year since 1932, then why was 1932 even hotter? That was in the midst of the Great Depression, so it certainly wasn't because of all the industry going on at the time. And the same study had data up through 2001. Why weren't 1999, 2000 and 2001 each respectively hotter than the year before? The fanatics' own data showed that temperatures peaked in 1998, so what's the big deal now?

ALSO, RECENT data shows significant warming on the surface of Mars. Is this man-made, too? Can the Mars Rover really pollute an entire planet?

Also, the primary cause of global warming is supposed to be carbon dioxide, and that from burning various fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. But do you want to know the real source of most of the carbon dioxide on this planet? There are over 6 billion (and counting) "factories" that spew out carbon dioxide thousands of times a day, and there is no denying that these are human-caused. That's because they are, in fact, humans who exhale CO2 every time they breathe. If you want to eliminate a primary source of CO2, just get rid of all the humans.

The fact is that there is absolutely no consensus on whether global warming exists -- and, if it does, whether or not it is indeed caused by humans. One series of solar flares can cause greater impact to our climate in minutes than all of man's activities over a millenia. Why is it that global warming theorists can guarantee what our weather will be like in 50 years, but can't tell you with 100-percent certainty if it will rain tomorrow?

Now if you can't win an argument with facts, then try to denigrate the opposition by saying their numbers are inconsequential. Everybody just knew that the Earth was flat, even though a select few claimed otherwise. They were branded as heretics. Does this sound familiar to how global warming skeptics are treated?

IF YOU WANT to see what the other side has to say, check out the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, and try to keep an open mind.

(The writer, an Evans resident, holds degrees in aerospace engineering and engineering management.)

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shamrock
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shamrock 05/10/09 - 04:07 am
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Global Warming is nothing

Global Warming is nothing more than a Gold Mine for Al Gore!

_SisterAbdullahX_
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_SisterAbdullahX_ 05/10/09 - 04:59 am
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Consensus of experts agree

Consensus of experts agree that "man-made global warming is a media generated myth without basis".

http://my.auburnjournal.com/detail/103704.html ============== For God's sake, don't let facts get in the way of the global warming religion.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 05/10/09 - 05:51 am
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The global warming scam only

The global warming scam only seems to trick Dems. Surprise!

44mag
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44mag 05/10/09 - 06:03 am
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I'm not deciding on the issue

I'm not deciding on the issue until I know what justus has to say.

disssman
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disssman 05/10/09 - 07:58 am
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Isn't sunshine what makes

Isn't sunshine what makes plants grow? And the more sunshine the more growth and the more growth the more oxygen and etc etc etc. When will these letters start appearing in south america, china and other manufactirung country's? Last I looked our manufacturing bases were going there so it isn't our fault anymore.

Longleaf
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Longleaf 05/10/09 - 08:13 am
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Some intresting data show

Some intresting data show that plants grow faster as CO2 levels increase, thus increasing the rates at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted into corn, soy beans, grass, saw timber and the like.

sconservative
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sconservative 05/10/09 - 09:35 am
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The environmentalists plan to

The environmentalists plan to solve the human problem by increasing the number of abortions and euthanasia. Check out the founder of Planned Parenthood (or Adolph Hitler) for the "plan."
How does a scientist measure "global" warming? Does it affect the "average temperature" if the USSR collapses and the temperatures from Siberia are no longer included? Is it valid science to include accurate data from calibrated instruments with estimates from tree rings and gas bubbles in ice cores on the same graph?

corgimom
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corgimom 05/10/09 - 10:02 am
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Justus would tell you that

Justus would tell you that it's a racist theory and it all has to do with black slavery in the US, and if there were only reparations, global warming would end immediately, as reported by the non-minority media.

Mike_Futrell
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Mike_Futrell 05/10/09 - 10:36 am
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Global Warming is a hoax just

Global Warming is a hoax just like all the "green" stuff you see in stores today. Just because a product is "plant based" doesn't mean it can't hurt you... anybody ever touch poison ivy/oak/sumac? It's a "green" plant... and it'll give you a heck of a rash!

dhd1108
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dhd1108 05/10/09 - 11:20 am
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i was contributing to global

i was contributing to global warming friday with my own little weenie roast. and then global cooling when my roomie left the door open with the a/c on.

Tots
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Tots 05/10/09 - 11:23 am
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I,m not going to debate if

I,m not going to debate if global warming is happening or not.But we all need to be more responsible.We wont to much and waste to much.Just look at the way we eat.Americans like it SUPERSIZED.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 05/10/09 - 11:59 am
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There is a concensus among

There is a concensus among scientists that study that field. Scientists in other fields who are paid off by politicians to disagree are the ones who are the only ones not on board.

apex24
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apex24 05/10/09 - 12:15 pm
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Corgi, I couldn't have said

Corgi, I couldn't have said it better myself. Well done!!!!!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/10/09 - 12:40 pm
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I heard yesterday on the

I heard yesterday on the radio that the right whale population gave birth to a record number of calves this year. At least global warming seems to be saving the whales.

jillpeterson
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jillpeterson 05/10/09 - 01:08 pm
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corgi and apex, what are you

corgi and apex, what are you talking about? obsessed much? do you pop into every conversation and start complaining about people complaining about race? when no one is? wow. what do you talk about in real life? wait- let me guess. shakespeare. no? physics. no? black people being obsessed with race? maybe? sometimes?

conphlikt
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conphlikt 05/10/09 - 01:19 pm
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This article has no "facts"

This article has no "facts" that it claims. It just spews stupidity. Do actual research instead of just arguing two points from an overabundance of evidence. Anyone who actually LOOKS at the evidence of global warming and still denies it is just retarded. I think people who deny global warming are pretty much republicans looking for something else to be dicks over

corgimom
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corgimom 05/10/09 - 01:55 pm
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No, I spend my time talking

No, I spend my time talking about people who make total fools of themselves online. Then I talk about the actual posts to back up what I say.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 05/10/09 - 02:58 pm
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Fact the arctic ice is

Fact the arctic ice is melting. It has been measured. That is a fact.

pofwe
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pofwe 05/10/09 - 03:29 pm
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The Artic & Antarctic are in

The Artic & Antarctic are in a constant state of dynamics, (change). As a result areas of their surfaces freeze, thaw, refreeze, freeze, thaw. refreeze, ... Ask justus4, if you don't believe me. If he says I'm lying, ... you'll know I told the truth.

mad_max
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mad_max 05/10/09 - 03:36 pm
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It's amazing how these greeno

It's amazing how these greeno whackos start stuttering when you ask them to explain why the earth heated and cooled so many times in the past, before man was created or evolved (depending on your belief), and even as recently as the middle ages when we had a warming and then a mini-ice age. They have no explaination of those events but they are absolutely certain that my pickup truck is causing this little blip of a temperature rise. This has all happened before and will happen again, whether we are around or not. It happened before we had spray deoderants and R12 freon in our ACs (what a rip off all of that mumbo jumbo was for the consumer). And no matter what, you cannot please the greeno whackos. They want clean energy but block the construction of nuclear plants. They elect a president who cuts the funding for hydrogen research and who, instead of funding clean coal technology, decides he would rather just raise tax money from the Carbon Tax. You can't convince them and their voodo science and you can't please them so just ignore them. When the next ice age comes they will blame that on......oh who knows but I am sure their witch doctors will find something.

jack
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jack 05/10/09 - 04:52 pm
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This article has no "facts"

This article has no "facts" that it claims. It just spews stupidity. Do actual research instead of just arguing two points from an overabundance of evidence. Anyone who actually LOOKS at the evidence of global warming and still denies it is just retarded. I think people who deny global warming are pretty much republicans looking for something else to be dicks over
Posted by conphlikt on Sun May 10, 2009 1:19 PM....And what degree(s) do you have to base YOUR opinion on? What studies have you read on BOTH sides of the argumant? Which ones and by who supports you and the gloabal warming wackos? Cmon, tell us.

KSL
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KSL 05/10/09 - 05:06 pm
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Some is melting, some is

Some is melting, some is getting thicker, I read or heard recently.

KSL
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KSL 05/10/09 - 05:14 pm
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http://www.scotese.com/climat

http://www.scotese.com/climate.htm Frankly it's silly to say that man is behind climate change in any significant way.

Hobart
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Hobart 05/11/09 - 12:16 pm
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The article by Marvin Murray

The article by Marvin Murray is very puzzling for someone who claims to be an engineer. First, it is the long-term tend line of temperature data that is important, not data from individual years. Climatology deals with statistical sampling, as well as temperature proxy data. Second, the upward trend started over 150 years ago. Third, the warming or cooling of Mars is related to the quantity and types of surface dust on Mars. Dust storms and white vs. dark dusts affect the weather and climate of Mars by altering the amount of heat absorbed or reflected by Mars. Forth, it is in fact easier to predict climate change than weather. The reason should be obvious ... weather is the short-term fluctuations that happen over hours whereas climate is the long-term average that occurs over multiple decades. Climate is the weather data averaged out over decades. Fifth, the biological argument Murray gives is nonsense ... humans basically consume and store as much carbon as they expel in the form of CO2 and other carbon molecules.

noone
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noone 05/11/09 - 03:53 pm
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i'm no climatologist and i

i'm no climatologist and i doubt there are many posting here today. however i have noticed a delay in fall. I am a hunter and spend much time in the forrest and have noticed that the leaves are falling later than in years past. Once you could count on most if not all of the leaves having fallen by the end of october. now it is more like the end of november.
Also to anyone who thinks that man cannot have an impact on nature just ask anyone from virginia or west virginia who lives near a strip mine

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